Spirit Medical awarded contract with Union County

Staff report

LIBERTY, Ind. — Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, is coming to Union County.

During a recent meeting, Union County commissioners voted unanimously to enter into a contract through the end of the year with Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, to provide ambulance services to the county.

The contract involves staffing one ambulance around the clock in the county solely for providing emergency medical services protection to county residents. During certain times of community events and celebrations between the Fourth of July and Labor Day, a second ambulance will be staffed and ready to respond.

Service by Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, began at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

“We are looking forward to serving the residents of this rural community,” said Brian K. Hathaway, president/CEO of Spirit Medical Transport, LLC. “This isn’t the first time we’ve bid on the contract, but it’s the first time we’ve been afforded the opportunity to serve the area.”

Hathaway explained that a lot of work lies ahead for his management team in the days to come. He said they would be working with a variety of agencies to provide a seamless transition of service.

In response to being awarded the contract, Hathaway said the company had planned immediate open interviews at its Richmond office located at 2000 W. Main St., Suite F and noted that applications are also available online at www.spiritmedicaltransport.com

“Our business motto is Our Family Taking Care of Your Family,” Hathaway explained. “With that said, we encourage as many people from the local area with current EMS certifications to apply for consideration. The foundation of our business has been built over the past 10 years of employing local people from the areas we serve to provide quality care for their friends and neighbors.”

Headquartered in Greenville, Ohio, Spirit also maintains satellite stations in Celina, Englewood, Sidney, and Van Wert, Ohio, as well as its Richmond, Indiana, station. At this time, the company plans to immediately focus on acquiring employees to fulfill its 9-1-1 contract with Union County, with future plans to expand its non-emergency ambulance service to hospitals and nursing facilities within the local area. With this announcement, the company plans to add 15-20 EMS jobs in the coming months.

On February 16, Spirit celebrated 10 years of service to western Ohio and eastern Indiana. The company and its employees hold certifications in both Ohio and Indiana, allowing them to serve both Hoosier and Buckeye residents utilizing the same ambulance.

“As a family-owned and operated company, we owe our growth to the great family of professionals who have worked for us over the years,” said Aaron Guthrie, company vice president. “It’s great to co-own a company that has some of its very first employees still actively working. It’s my hope through the competitive employment package we offer, which includes additional pay for longevity, we will be able to encourage some of the areas very best EMTs and paramedics to join the Spirit family.”

For more information about Spirit Medical Transport, LLC, and the services it offers, feel free to check them out at their website, on FaceBook, or simply by calling them anytime at 1-866-548-2818.

Staff report